Completing the admission procedure for the winter semester 2020/21


Due to the COVID-19 hygiene rules and rules of conduct as well as the current entry requirements, the admission to bachelor, diploma and master programmes at the University of Vienna is only possible online by prior appointment. The admission is carried out via Skype.

Before booking an appointment, you must complete the first steps in the admission procedure.

What can you do by appointment?

  • first-time admission to bachelor, diploma and master programmes of persons who have never studied at the University of Vienna before
  • first-time admission to a non-degree programme of persons who have never studied at the University of Vienna before
  • students whose secondary-school leaving certificate was issued late (Nachmatura) can change from a non-degree programme to a degree programme

What can't you do by appointment?

Please use our other contact possibilities.

How do you complete the admission procedure?


1. Book an appointment for the admission


Make sure you book an appointment as soon as possible by using our appointment scheduling tool. We strongly recommend you to complete the admission to the degree programme well before the semester starts (winter semester: 1 October). This allows for a smooth and organised start of your studies. After the admission, you will be able to register for courses.

You need a Skype account to book an appointment. Information regarding the download and use of Skype as well as assistance is provided on the Skype website

Please book only one appointment, even if you would like to be admitted to several degree programmes. Further appointments will be continuously added until the end of the admission period.

We use Central European Time (CET) for date and time specifications.

Here you'll find our appointment scheduling tool. 


2. Admission via Skype


Please have the following original documents or notarised copies ready:

  • your passport or personal ID card
  • all documents you have uploaded in your application in u:space
  • If your secondary-school leaving certificate/university degree certificate is from a non-German speaking country, we will also check your proof of German language proficiency. Prepare this document, even if you haven't uploaded it in your application.

Get prepared for the meeting:

  1. Make sure you are available 10 minutes before the meeting starts and take approximately 40 minutes - we will call you via Skype. Please check your Skype settings, and make sure that you appear in search results (Settings -> Contacts -> Privacy -> Appear in search results) and enable persons who are not in your contact list to call you (deactivate "Only allow Skype calls from contacts to ring on this device"). If you are unable to keep the appointment, you will have to book another one.
  2. Make sure that you are in a quiet environment without background noise.
  3. Your camera, microphone and internet must work properly.
  4. We will check your documents and then preliminarily admit you to your degree programme.


If the admission via Skype is not possible for you due to disabilities, impairments and/or chronical diseases (nicht barrierefrei), please inform us as soon as possible via our contact form. In coordination with the Team Barrierefrei (Team for Accessible Studies) a suitable solution will be found for you. 

What happens next?

After the meeting, you will receive an email to the email address provided in u:space together with your matriculation number and other important information regarding the tuition fee/Students' Union fee, the semester schedule and your organisation of studies



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